Merging directories with OpenLDAP's Meta backend
This document provides an example of using OpenLDAP's meta backend to provide a unified view of two distinct LDAP directory trees. I was frustrated by the lack of simple examples available when I went looking for information on this topic, so this is my attempt to make life easier for …read more
Filtering Blogger feeds
- Shadow the feed with Feedburner.
- Enable the Convert Format Burner, and convert your feed to RSS 2.0.
- Use Yahoo Pipes to …
Funny usage message
I was poking around in a command shell on my Droid to see what was available. While it's a pretty restricted environment, there's a number of commands available in /system/bin, including dexopt.
Apparently dexopt isn't something I'm supposed to poke at:
$ dexopt Usage: don't use this
MBTA realtime XML feed
The MBTA has a trial web service interface that provides access to realtime location information for select MBTA buses, as well as access to route information, arrival prediction, and other features. More information can be found here:
The service is provided by …read more
Blocking VNC with iptables
VNC clients use the RFB protocol to provide virtual display capabilities. The RFB protocol, as implemented by most clients, provides very poor authentication options. While passwords are not actually sent "in the clear", it is possible to brute force them based on information available on the wire. The RFB 3 …read more